Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Love Fishing? Drop Your Line in Ocean City, MD!

Want to put your angling skills to the test? Or maybe you just like relaxing by the water, rod in hand? However you like it, Ocean City, Maryland is a fisherman's paradise, providing wonderful fishing opportunities over hundreds of square miles.

And of course, Ocean City is well known as the White Marlin Capital of the World. Every year, the angler who catches the first white marlin of the season out of the Ocean City Inlet – usually in May or June --has a chance to win up to $15,000 in prize money!

In addition, the world's best fishermen compete for even larger cash prizes in the annual White Marlin Open. The event isn't just fun for the fishermen, but spectators, too. Every evening during the tournament, hundreds rally to show their support and get a glimpse of that day's top fish at the free, public weigh-ins.

  • Surf Fishing

    Surf fishing in Ocean City, Maryland is allowed, but only between 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., and you must stay at least 50 yards away from swimmers and other beach patrons. Surf fishing is also allowed on Assateague Island, except on guarded beaches and in designated surfing zones. Please visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for more information.

  • By Boat

    If you don't have a boat, don't worry. "Head boats" (boats that charge individuals per head) are easy to find. They do fill up quickly, however, so call ahead to reserve your place. It’s a great way to experience Ocean City, Maryland fishing. Or just cast your line on a bridge – the Route 50 bridge is a favorite – or one of our piers.

  • Public Piers

    *A fishing license is required.

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